Principal’s Update 1/22/19

News:

1. We will have lab hours, Tuesday and Thursday, after school this week, for students who do not have internet access at home to complete yesterday’s eLearning day assignments.  Students can stay after school, 3:30-5:30pm, on Tuesday, January 22 or Thursday, January 24.  

2. Our last planned eLearning day is next Wednesday, January 30.  Teachers will have professional learning opportunities during the school day.  While most students will stay home, we need a total count for our food service and bus drivers.  Please RSVP in Powerschool to let us know whether or not your child will be coming to school on that day.

3. 7th and 8th grade students earning a 3.75 GPA or higher, will receive invitations today to apply for National Junior Honor Society.  There is an application packet that students will need to complete and return.  

Upcoming Dates:

January 22 and 24: 3:30-5:30pm. School Lab hours for students who need internet to complete eLearning assignments.  

January 23: iLearn Readiness Practice

January 30: 3rd scheduled eLearning Day (Please RSVP in Powerschool)

February 13: “On the Road to High School” Schedule info night at G-CHS for 8th graders and parents.  6pm-7:30pm

February 18: President’s Day (No School) Snow Make-up Day, if needed.

March 5-15: High School Scheduling Appointments (G-CHS Counselors with 8th graders and parents during school, at GCJHS)

March 18-29: Spring Break (Weather Make-Up Days During First Five Days – if needed)

Our school events calendar can be found at this link.

Athletics:

There will be a call-out meeting this Friday morning for any 8th graders interested in playing high school football.  The meeting will be at 8:00am in the health room.

Tuesday, Jan. 22:

1.  7th/8th boys basketball (B teams) vs. Anderson Prep — 5:30pm

2.  7th/8th girls basketball @ Benjamin Rush — 5:30pm

3.  Swimming at Delta — CANCELLED

Wednesday, Jan. 23:

Wrestling vs. Creston — 5:30pm

Thursday, Jan. 24:

1.  7th/8th girls basketball vs. Shelbyville — 5:30pm

2.  Swimming vs. Yorktown — 5:30pm

     -Greenfield-Central High School

3.  Wrestling at New Castle — 5:30pm

Saturday, Jan. 26:

1.  7th/8th boys basketball (A teams) @ Greensburg 4-way tourney

2.  Fusionettes Dance Team @ Greenfield-Central High School

Reminders:

  1. During the winter months, students can be dropped off to wait inside the building beginning at 8:00 a.m.
  2. Breakfast is available to students every school day. Please remember to check your child’s lunch account regularly.  The cashiers remind students when accounts are getting low. You can log in to https://www.ezschoolpay.com/Login.aspx to manage lunch accounts and set a notification for low balances.   Students can also make deposits into their accounts with cash or checks in the lunch line.
  3. Yearbooks for the 2018-19 school year can be ordered for $27 at https://wpcgo.yearbookforever.com/c6WGq  

Connections:

We have multiple ways for you to obtain information regarding what’s happening at GCJHS.  

Website- http://gcjhs.gcsc.k12.in.us/   

Twitter @GCJHS_principal

Facebook – Greenfield Central Junior High School

Instagram- http://instagram.com/gc_jhs

Email- You will receive the GCJHS Parent Newsletter email weekly with news, information, and upcoming important dates.  If you talk to someone who is not receiving this weekly email, please have them sign up on our webpage!

Athletics–  Our competition schedule is available here: http://gchscougars.com/ Click on “Junior High.”  

Powerschool App– Get up-to-date grades for your child, missing or incomplete assignments, attendance and school announcements.  You can customize the dashboard to see only the headings you want to see. We do not calculate GPA at GCJHS and the lunch balance is not compatible with our system, so you can hide those headings.

Clubs:

Here are the school clubs have formed so far this year and the staff contact:

Art Club- Mrs. Holden mholden@gcsc.k12.in.us

AOK Club- Ms. Waymire dwaymire@gcsc.k12.in.us

Builders Club- Mr. Uhl and Mr. Richardville nuhl@gcsc.k12.in.us arichardville@gcsc.k12.in.us

Friendship Bracelet Club- Miss Circle kcircle@gcsc.k12.in.us

Music Makers Club- Mr. Walker clwalker@gcsc.k12.in.us

Prism Club- Miss Flores hflores@gcsc.k12.in.us

Robotics Club- Mr. Statzer jstatzer@gcsc.k12.in.us

Student Council- Mrs. Greene bgreene@gcsc.k12.in.us

Writing Club- Mrs. Cary lcary@gcsc.k12.in.us

Woodworking Club- Mr. Spencer jspencer@gcsc.k12.in.us

Young Hoosier Book Club- Mrs. Taing bnigh@gcsc.k12.in.us

You will receive the GCJHS Parent Newsletter email weekly with news, information, and upcoming important dates.  If you talk to someone who is not receiving this weekly email, please have them sign up at the bottom of our webpage http://gcjhs.gcsc.k12.in.us

Mr. Jack

Principal, Greenfield Central Junior High School